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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1130/2015.2516(17)
... Significant impacts on cave microclimate from large populations of the bat Rousettus aegyptiacus have been documented in three simple caves in pyroclastic rock of Mount Elgon National Park, Kenya, one of which, Kitum Cave, with few bats, acts as a control, indicating microclimatic variations...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1130/2006.2404(06)
..., if it is presumed that 1200 elephants removed ∼6 m 3 /yr from Kitum Cave and the cave is 70,800 m 3 , the cave would have formed in ∼12,000 yr. Additionally, if other animals and perhaps humans provided another 1 m 3 /yr of rock removal, then the cave could have formed in 10,000 yr. If the other geomorphological...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1130/2016.2516(01)
... the role of bat communities on microenvironmental conditions in caves. Large populations of the bat Rousettus aegyptiacus were studied in three simple caves hosted within pyroclastic rock of Mount Elgon National Park, Kenya. One of these, Kitum Cave, has so few bats, that it essentially acts as a control...